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Our Mission

“Our mission is to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development.”

We create opportunity for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth; programs that support development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars; and we advocate for positive economic, social, and political change.

  • Opportunity for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth
  • Development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars
  • Advocate for positive economic, social, and political change
  • The largest Charlotte region LGBTQ business/professional advocate organization
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Vision

We envision an economically empowered Charlotte LGBTQ business community that inspires others.

We will empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals, collaborate with nonprofit advocates, and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community.

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Values

Our values are inherent to our identity as an organization. They guide the way we work with our members, our community, and with each other. CLGBTCC key values are: SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, PASSION, DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY and SUCCESS. Through these values, CLGBTCC looks to support a culture where ideas can grow, individuals can thrive, and our entrepreneurs can flourish.

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Service

As a Charlotte LGBTQ business/professional advocate, we work to serve our Members and Partners exceptionally:

Plan exceptional service models
Communicate and provide exceptional service
Recover exceptional service

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Leadership

We are responsive leaders for our LGBTQ business community

  • Demonstrate a commitment to integrity and ethics
  • Collaborate to accomplish more than what could be achieved individually
  • Listen to others for understanding to make informed decisions
  • Assume positive intent
  • Be accountable to and for one another’s actions and results
  • Develop future leaders
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Passion

We are passionate about our Chamber, our Members, and our Community

  • Promote a contagiously positive, energizing, optimistic, and fun atmosphere
  • Drive support for economic empowerment and equality
  • Take pride in the work we do

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Diversity, Inclusion & Equity

We welcome a membership that is as diverse as the region in which we live

  • Collaborate with diverse business communities and organizations
  • Infuse an inclusive culture in everything we do
  • Reflect the diversity of our membership in leadership opportunities
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Success

We love success!

Recognize the hard work of Volunteers and Staff
Support Members to reach their objectives and commend them when they succeed

CLGBTCC uses its affiliation with the following organizations to build recognition for today’s vibrant LGBT business community and to foster the growth of similar organizations throughout the world:

NGLCC, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance & Charlotte Small Business Coalition

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